John Harrop

Using puppets with infants and primary learners.

In this fun and highly practical session John will outline how to introduce and how you can effectively use puppets with younger learners. You'll go away with tons of ideas for both online and face-to-face teaching.


"We'll start off by looking at different types of puppets that you can use. Googly eyes, hand-puppets, glove puppets, puppet books, finger puppets and living puppets.

Then at some ways to introduce your puppet to the class.

We'll then look the best ways to hold and manipulate a puppet, bringing it to life, giving it a voice and how to build up its backstory.

Finally, we'll run through some practical ideas that you'll be able to use straight away with your groups.


John Harrop is originally from Liverpool and is presently based in Sevilla. He divides his time between teaching, training and co-running Bat-i-Burrillo Teatro de TĂ­teres. He has been teaching for 30 years and his major interest is incorporating drama techniques into language teaching, especially through the use of puppets and storytelling.